Album Review: Funeral for a Friend - "Chapter and Verse" (4/10)

FuneralForAFriendAlbumArtworkThe seventh studio release for Funeral for a Friend finds the band at their rawest, with crashing metal guitars, heavy rock drums and gnashing, angry vocals to match. While the political lyricism is commendable, the release slowly melts into a 34-minute marathon that all sounds the same. Current single, “1%,” is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale release. While diehard Funeral for a Friend fans may let this album grow on them, it’s hard to say if it will attract new fans, as it all becomes a bit cloying and a bit hard to get through by its end. – Victoria Patneaude